According to a recent report by Symantec Corp., the city of Shaoxing, China produces more malware
attacks than any other place on this planet. While that might not be a huge surprise, it's shocking just how many of those attacks come from Shaoxing, a city of 4.3 million, and once known for its calligraphy and bridges. While China leads the world with 30-percent of the world's malware, about 21.3-percent of the country's share comes from Shaoxing. That's more than both Taipei (16.5-percent) and London (14.8-percent). According to the Times Online
, Symantec reports that most of the Shaoxing malware targets Asian defense policy experts and human-rights activists.
Next up in the rankings of countries, Romania claimed about 21.1-percent of the world's malware, most of which is aimed at scamming businesses. The U.S. accounted for about 13.8-percent, making it the world's third largest producer of malware, a number certainly not helped by the availability of DIY malware kits.
If you're feeling particularly curious (or bored), feel free to browse through Symantec's entire report (PDF)
, and decide for yourself. [From: Engadget